40 years

About EPL

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With world-leading technology, EPL (Elastomer Products Ltd) is the top polymer and rubber extrusion company in Australasia.

The company has four state-of-the-art production facilities in Christchurch, New Zealand and Amata City, Thailand.

We operate three semi-independent units:

  • EPL Plastic Extrusion
  • EPL Silicone Extrusion
  • EPL Thailand - Extrusion and Injection Moulding

Custom-designed EPL products are widely used in construction, appliances, electronics, marine, medical and many other applications in New Zealand and abroad. Customers in Asia can mostly be supplied from our facility in Thailand, while shipping from New Zealand is far more efficient than many people suppose.

The company first achieved ISO 9001 registration in 1993, with all senior managers certified quality auditors. EPL has also earned a number of industry awards, including:

  • Trade New Zealand Export Award (1997)
  • Plastics NZ Innovation Award (2000)
  • NZ Computer Excellence Award (2000)
  • Ranked Second in the NBR Search for Exciting Companies in the Plastics Manufacturing Sector (2007)
  • Enviromark Gold Certification 2009
  • Champions Canterbury Export Award (2011)
  • Plastics NZ Gold (x2), Silver & Bronze Product Awards (2016)

So you know you can rely on EPL to design and deliver products that allow your designs to function at their best.


40 years



EPL started making silicone rubber extrusions and mouldings in Christchurch, New Zealand, with industry stalwart Jerry O’Neill at the helm.

1974 –
EPL founded
1975 –
rigid profiles produced
1981 –
PVC compounds made on-site
1983 –
co-extrusions offered
1985 –
first SantopreneĀ® TPE manufacture outside North America
1987 –
Auckland plant established
1996 –
purpose built plant opened in Christchurch
1996 –
TeflonĀ® FEP coated cable made
1997 –
acquired Glendene Plastics, Auckland
2001 –
fourfold co-extrusion process perfected
2009 –
production plant opened in Thailand
2010 –
Christchurch production plant damaged in earthquakes
2015 –
moved into new Portlink production facility